Statewide Assessment


2020 Summer NSCAS Test Development Opportunities

February 13, 2020

Greetings, While the NSCAS test windows have not even opened, it is already time to start planning for next year. Below is a link for an application for summer NSCAS test development work for both NSCAS General and Alternate. We would like all districts to encourage their best and brightest educators to apply for the NSCAS test development opportunities. It...Read More › - 2020 Summer NSCAS Test Development Opportunities

Spring 2020 Summative Assessment Test Dates

There are currently no dates.

NSCAS General & Alternate Accessibility Q & A

Monday, March 2nd at 10:00 AM

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting URL:
Meeting ID: 891 456 562
Join by Telephone
Dial: US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 891 456 562

Tuesday, March 3 at 4:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting URL:
Meeting ID: 905 083 996
Join by Telephone
Dial: US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 905 083 996

2020 NSCAS Alternate Test Administration Training

NSCAS Summative Assessments

  • Measures student performance against NE content area standards.
  •  ELA and Math assessments in grades 3 through 8 – computer-adaptive assessment.
  • Science assessment grades 5 & 8.

NSCAS General Summative AssessmentLearn More

NWEA Nebraska Portal

NWEA Contacts

Alternate assessment tests have been designed for students with severe cognitive disabilities or multi-handicapping conditions, generally less than 1% of the overall student population.

NSCAS Alternative Summative AssessmentLearn More

DRC Insight

DRC Contacts

All students, including special education students and English Language Learners who are in their third-year cohort of high school must participate in the ACT.


ACT Nebraska Portal

ACT Contacts

Year 1: Students are included in participation calculations, but are excluded from the ELA and Math accountability.
Year 2: Results are used in growth measures.
Year 3: Students are included in all accountability calculations.

English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21’st CenturyLearn More

ELL Page

ELPA21 Contact

 NSCAS Interim Assessment Supports

Assessments administered at different intervals between instruction to help educators better understand student learning needs and determine growth toward learning goals.

NSCAS Interim AssessmentsLearn More
MAP Growth
NWEA Contacts

Checks for student understanding during instruction. Given as needed, daily in the classroom throughout the year to help teachers address student learning needs in-the-moment.

NSCAS Formative AssessmentsLearn More
TestWiz Contacts

NSCAS Resources

NSCAS Overview

Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System Overview

Professional Learning

Technical Reports

Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System Technical Reports

Test Development
Opportunities & Applications

Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System Test Development & Applications

AQUESTT Accountability 

Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow Website

Nebraska Education

Nebraska Education Profile Page

Important Dates

Important Assessment Dates

Contact Us

Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System Assessment Team Contact Page

Updated February 13, 2020 1:20pm